I enjoyed reading Tiah’s blog post on how digital repositories could be used in education. I too had trouble finding applications for this, but I think Tiah’s idea of creating a repository of student product examples (good and bad) is an excellent use of this technology. When teachers explain an assignment or project they can refer to the examples from this repository, showing pictures of past projects that met or did not meet the criteria. It would be an excellent way to get students to think about what the teacher’s expectations are and spur new creative projects.
I think it is also a great tool for teachers to store their Instructional videos as education continues to seek to work beyond the four walls of the classroom, instructional videos are a great alternative for students who miss class due to serious illness or other extentuating circumstances. This is also a great alternative for students who get in- or out-of-school suspension, so they continue to stay with the rest of the class and have some teacher contact.
Thanks Tiah for sharing your inspired thoughts!